Ilunga Makabu

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Name: Ilunga Junior Makabu
Birth Name: Junior Makabu Ilunga
Hometown: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Birthplace: Kananga, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 183cm
Reach: 188cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Regional & Minor Titles

  • WBF World cruiserweight title
  • IBF Youth cruiserweight title
  • WBC Silver cruiserweight title
  • WBC International cruiserweight title

Career Factoids

  • Has defeated 2 opponents (1 by KO) for the World Cruiserweight Title.
  • Has a record of 1-1-0 (1 KO) against former or current world champions:


  • First and only World Champion from Democratic Republic of the Congo.Sumbu Kalambay,who was born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, notwithstanding because he representing Italy.There was also Anaclet Wamba,WBC World Cruiserweight champion,who represented Zaire (currently known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo) in the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games,but Wamba was born in "another" Congo,officially known as Republic of the Congo,and had the citizenship of this country, along with the citizenship of France.

Preceded by:
Oleksandr Usyk
WBC Cruiserweight Champion
2020 Jan 31 – present
Succeeded by: